Abstract Title:

The Effect of Progressive Relaxation Exercises on Fatigue and Sleep Quality in Individuals With COPD.

Abstract Source:

Holist Nurs Pract. 2017 Nov/Dec;31(6):369-377. PMID: 29028775

Abstract Author(s):

Cemile Kutmec Yilmaz, Sevgisun Kapucu

Article Affiliation:

Cemile Kutmec Yilmaz


This randomized controlled experimental study was conducted to investigate the effect of progressive muscle relaxation exercises on dyspnea, fatigue, and sleep quality in individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. A Descriptive Questionnaire and the Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Asthma Fatigue Scale, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Asthma Sleep Scale and Medical Research Council Dyspnea Scale were used for data collection. The decrease in the mean dyspnea, fatigue, and sleep scores in the intervention group was statistically significantly more pronounced than the patients in the control group (P<.05). Progressive relaxation exercises can be implemented to decrease the dyspnea, fatigue, and sleep problems seen in patients with moderate and advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease by nurses working in the clinic.

Study Type : Human Study

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